Australian Idol

  1. ‘Australian Idol’ Not Returning, Network Confirms

    August 05, 2013 12:27 AM EDT Squashing recent rumors Down Under, local Network Ten has confirmed that it won’t be bringing back "Australian Idol." Register today for Billboard's 2013 Film & TV Music conference in Los Angeles Oct. 29-20 at the W Hollywood ...

  2. Jay Dee Springbett, Australian Idol Judge, Sony A&R Exec, Found Dead

    July 01, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Jay Dee Springbett, a former judge on "Australian Idol" and senior director of A&R at Sony Music Australia, has been found dead in his Sydney apartment. He was aged just 36. Police officers found Springbett unconscious in his flat la ...

  3. Pink!, Owl City Top Australia's Radio Airplay List

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pink! is officially the most popular artist on Australian radio, again. For the fourth successive year, the U.S. pop star has topped the "Most Played Artist Report," published Wednesday by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australi ...

  4. 'Australian Idol' Taking 2010 Off: Report

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The "Australian Idol" TV talent quest will take a break from the airwaves this year, if unconfirmed reports are to be believed. Network Ten, the free-to-air TV station which last year dumped its coverage of the annual ARIA Awards, is und ...

  5. Delta Goodrem Scores Decade's Biggest Australian Album

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Homegrown artists Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian scored Australia's best-selling album and single of the 2000s, according to new retrospective over-the-counter sales tallies reported today (Jan. 7) by labels body ARIA. Goodrem's 14-time ...

  6. Shannon Noll Departs Sony Down Under

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australian multi-platinum, chart-topping regular Shannon Noll has parted ways with Sony Music Australia, drawing curtains on a six-year association which yielded an estimated 1.2 million album sales. Noll's star rose when he contested the 200 ...

  7. Australian Idol Star Leads ARIA Nominations

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "Australian Idol" alumni Jessica Mauboy, New Zealand-born rising star Ladyhawke and psychedelic electro-pop outfit Empire of the Sun shine bright on the list of contenders for this year's ARIA Awards, organizers reveal ...

  8. Australian 'Idol' Judge Sacked

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Shock jock" Kyle Sandilands has been sacked from his role as a judge on TV talent show “Australian Idol” after participating in a controversial breakfast radio stunt Down Under. The July 29 incident, which has since been reported around ...

  9. Yunupingu, Hines Take Australia Day Honors

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Marcia Hines are among a handful of musicians and singers recognized in the government's official Australia Day awards. Yunupingu, the ARIA Award-winning, blind indigenous artist from Elcho Island, near Darwin, ...

  10. Aus Idol Singer Dies In Fall

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The family of an Australian Idol contestant who fell to his death on the weekend are denying the incident was a suicide. Levi Kereama died in Brisbane on Saturday night just hours after performing at the Parklife Festival, in the city's Botan ...

  11. Australian H1 Biz Value Slumps Despite Digital Boost

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Australian music industry fell 13.64% in value in the first half of 2007, despite continuing strong sales of domestic repertoire and digital music. According to Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) figures released today (Monday), total ...

  12. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten Network a 32.4% share of viewers for t ...

  13. "Australian Idol" Final Pulls 2.2m Viewers

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST The grand final of the fourth series of "Australian Idol" on Sunday night (Nov. 26) drew 2.2 million viewers, according to official figures released today (Nov. 28). The program gave free-to-air Ten N The grand final of the fourth series ...

  14. Worldwide Ent Signs Aussie Noll

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide Entertainment Group, Inc. has signed Australian singer songwriter Shannon Noll for representation, effective immediately. New York City-based management and consultancy firm Worldwide E ...

  15. Global Pulse

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Anthony Callea's exposure on "Australian Idol" boosts his self-titled Sony BMG set. Read Tom Ferguson's column. Anthony Callea's exposure on "Australian Idol" boosts his self-titled Sony BMG set. Read Tom Ferguso ...

  16. Oz Acts Post Strong Year-End Showings

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in more than a decade in 2004, according to year-end statistics released Dec. 27 by the Australian Record Industry Assn. Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in m ...

  17. Oz Acts Post Strong Year-End Showings

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in more than a decade in 2004, according to year-end statistics released Dec. 27 by the Australian Record Industry Assn. Australia's domestic acts posted their best performance in m ...

  18. Teenager Donovan Wins 'Oz Idol'

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Casey Donovan, a 16-year-old Aborigine from Sydney, won the second series of "Australian Idol" in a three-hour finale yesterday (Nov. 21). Donovan beat bookmakers' favorite Anthony Callea, a 21-year-o Casey Donovan, a 16-year-old Ab ...

  19. ARIA Fetes 13 Aussie Chart Toppers

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) honored 13 chart-topping local acts at its Number One Chart Awards in Sydney yesterday. Altogether, the acts notched up 10 national No. 1 singles and The Australian Record Industry Association (ARI ...

  20. ARIA Fetes 13 Aussie Chart Toppers

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) honored 13 chart-topping local acts at its Number One Chart Awards in Sydney yesterday. Altogether, the acts notched up 10 national No. 1 singles and The Australian Record Industry Association (ARI ...

  21. Chambers Sets Australian Chart Record

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers' third solo album "Wayward Angel" (EMI) has debuted at the crest of the ARIAnet Albums chart for the week commencing June 7. In doing so, Chambers becomes the Australian country singer Kasey ...

  22. Chambers Sets Australian Chart Record

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian country singer Kasey Chambers' third solo album "Wayward Angel" (EMI) has debuted at the crest of the ARIAnet Albums chart for the week commencing June 7. In doing so, Chambers becomes the Australian country singer Kasey ...

  23. Aussie Music DVD Sales Up, CD Sales Flat

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australian recorded music market rose 5.98% year-on-year to a value of A$646 million ($478.75 million) in 2003, according to figures released today (March 17) by t Boosted by growth in music DVDs, the Australia ...